Anglican Deacons Canada is one of the member organizations of the Diakonia of the Americas and the Caribbean (DOTAC). DOTAC is an ecumenical group of Christian diaconal communities in North America, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. This event is organized by DOTAC's Racial Justice Group.
DOTAC Racial Justice Group
Join this diaconal group to explore what it means to be an ally for racial justice.
Thursday, February 18 and Thursday, March 18
Noon Central Time (1 PM Eastern Time)
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The Lenten Journey and Anti-Racism
The Journey toward Racial Justice and Reconciliation requires emotional learning and the commitment to take action.
In October, November and December, 30-40 diaconal siblings gathered for emotionally and spiritually powerful learning, prayer, scripture study and discussion about being allies in racial justice. Representing an ecumenical spectrum people attended from Brazil, the Caribbean, the USA and Canada.
Please join us if you have been with us before or if this will be your first time with this group.
This is not just an information exchange or book study.
Be prepared to do emotional work and to name places in your context where you can take action.
- Marlene Britton is a diaconal minister currently serving the United Church of Canada. She received her theological training in her homeland of Jamaica, after which she was served 4 years in Belize, and 16 years in Barbados and 7 years in Canada. She has served as a teacher, curriculum designer, military chaplain, Christian education co-ordination, congregational minister, and Office of Vocation minister. Currently she serves at the General Council Office of the United Church of Canada as the Program co-ordinator for Admission and Pastoral Relations. Through the years she has been a member of the Wesley Diaconal Community, served on the central committee of DOTAC, and currently serves on the co-ordinating committee of DUCC. She is the mother of two black, young adult men
David Rojas Martίnez is originally from Cuernavaca, Mexico and was raised Roman Catholic and Evangelical and was consecrated as a Lutheran Deacon in 2018 by the LDA. Currently, David lives in Minneapolis and has been on the forefront of responding in the aftermath of George Floyd's murder. He is also honouring his indigenous ancestry by learning one of the Mayan languages.
Send Ted Dodd an email email@example.com and he will add you to the on-going list of participants and send you the Zoom link.